Venezuela repeats at Miss Universe contest

Venezuelan Stefania Fernandez was crowned the new Miss Universe here after she was selected from among young women from 83 countries.

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez (C), reacts as she is named Miss Universe 2009 next to Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, also of Venezuela, right, at the end the Miss Universe beauty pageant at Atlantis, Paradise Island Bahamas on August 23, 2009. (AFP Photo)

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez waves after she is crowned Miss Universe 2009 at Atlantis, Paradise Island Bahamas on August 23, 2009. (AFP Photo)

Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela at Atlantis, Paradise Island Bahamas on August 23, 2009. (AFP Photo)

Contestants perform during the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. (AFP Photo)

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez, center, Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De la Cruz, left, and Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha hold hands as they wait to hear how they placed in the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. (AFP Photo)

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